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Dell EMC ECS App for Splunk

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Overview
Details
The Splunk App for Dell EMC ECS allows a SplunkĀ® Enterprise administrator to view performance information, and detailed metrics from ECS VDCs through the ECS Technical Add-on (TA) and present them in pre-built dashboards, tables and time charts for in-depth analysis.

Dell ECS App for Splunk

Dell ECS App for Splunk allows you to leverage the ECS platform data within your Splunk Enterprise instance.

  • Author - Dell Inc.
  • Version - 1.2.2

Release Notes

  • Version 1.2.2

    • Minor bug fix.
  • Version 1.2.1

    • BugFix for Transaction > Transaction Requests Dashboard
  • Version 1.2.0

    • Bundled JQuery3.5.0 within app package
    • Updated codebase to adhere to appinspect best practices and to support latest Splunk version
    • Added flux API support for DELL v3.6.
  • Version 1.1.0

    • Fixed minor dashboard bugs.
    • Splunk 8 Support

Topology and Setting up Splunk Environment

This App can be set up in two ways:

1) Standalone Mode: Install the app on a single machine. This single machine would serve as a Search Head + Indexer + Heavy forwarder for this setup
2) Distributed Environment: Install app on search head.

  • App resides on search head machine to visualize the data coming from forwarders.

Requirements

Splunk Enterprise:

  • Version 8.1.x, 8.2.x and 9.0.x

Dell ECS Add-on for Splunk with input configuration

  • Version 1.2.0

Tested on CentOS, Windows with the latest chrome and firefox browser version.

Recommended System Configuration

  • Standard Splunk Enterprise configuration of Search Head, Indexer, and Forwarder.

Installation

This App can be installed through UI using the following steps.

  1. Log in to Splunk Web and navigate to Apps > Manage Apps.
  2. Click the install app from file.
  3. Click Choose File and select the Dell ECS App installation file.
  4. Click on Upload.
  5. Restart Splunk.

Application Setup

After Installation

  1. Configure Base value
  • Navigate to Apps > Manage Apps.
  • Filter Dell ECS App for Splunk and click on Set up under the Actions.
  • Setup the base value and click save. For example, If the base value is 2 then 1024 Bytes will be converted to 1 KiB and if the base value is 10 then 1000 Bytes will be converted to 1 KB.
  1. Configure Macro
  • Navigate to Settings > Advanced search > Search macros.
  • Filter Dell_ECS_index and click Dell_ECS_index under the Name.
  • Edit the definition macro definition (index=<index>) and clickSave.

Search

To see data logged by Dell ECS Add-on for Splunk, select the Search tab. Search Dell_ECS_index macro.

Troubleshooting

  • If dashboards are not getting populated then navigate to settings > Searches, Reports, and Alerts and run dell_vdc_list saved search.
  • If app logo is not loading after app upgrade, please restart your Splunk instance to resolve it.
  • If you are collecting Flux data:
    • For below dashboards, we are collecting data from Flux in a chunk of 5 minutes.
      • Overview
      • Disk Bandwidth
      • Performance
    • For below dashboards, we are collecting data from Flux in a chunk of 2 minutes.
      • Overview
      • Transaction Requests
    • Hence you might observe a delay of up to 5 or 2 minutes respectively in the data. If you observe more delay, reduce the interval time of your input.
    • For Disk Bandwidth dashboard > Disk Bandwidth by Nodes (average for last day in selected period) panel you might observe a delay of up to 1 hour due to a limitation in the number of calls that can be made to the Flux.

Uninstall & Cleanup steps

  • Remove $SPLUNK_HOME/etc/apps/DellECSAppforSplunk
  • To reflect the cleanup changes in UI, Restart Splunk Enterprise instance

Support

Savedsearches

  • dell_vdc_list saved search is used to populate dell_vdc_list_lookup lookup.

Copyright

  • Copyright (C) 2022 Dell Technologies Inc. All Rights Reserved.

External Documentation

Please reference the guide located to below link for additional configuration details.
Link: https://infohub.delltechnologies.com/t/dell-ecs-app-for-splunk-enterprise/

Release Notes

Version 1.2.2
July 7, 2022

Minor bug fix

Version 1.2.1
March 8, 2022

BugFix for Transaction > Transaction Requests Dashboard

Version 1.2.0
Feb. 18, 2022
  • Bundled JQuery3.5.0 within app package
  • Updated codebase to adhere to appinspect best practices and to support latest Splunk version
  • Added flux API support for DELL v3.6.
Version 1.1.0
Feb. 12, 2020

Added CAS dashboard which will help to analyze the CAS logs
Fixed minor dashboard bugs.
Splunk 8 Support

Version 1.0.0
Oct. 18, 2019

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